Hardware Asus ROG Strix X299-E Gaming Review

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  1. Dogbert666

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  2. David

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    I expected this to be a lot more expensive. Don't get me wrong - the price is still hideous, but I thought it would be much higher.
     
  3. Vault-Tec

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    Strix models are not that expensive. The top end Ryzen board costs £190 and the B350 costs £110 or so. So that's still quite a hike in price.

    Saw the prices for boards today. Entry level (bottom price) is Asus TUF for £230. Again, expensive. Double the price of the B350 Strix.

    Saying that though I would imagine most of these boards will be selling to people who want 10+ core CPUs so they'll have the cash.
     
  4. TheMadDutchDude

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    I wonder how much the Rampage VI will cost. Probably 500 or more...?

    It seems that a 300 quid board on Intel HEDT is pretty normal these days.
     
  5. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Well, maybe a little more for top end Ryzen - MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium is £300 and Asus Crosshair VI Hero is now around £230. Mid-range stuff is around £150 like the Asus Prime X370-Pro.

    I think comparing the B350 Strix to the TUF X299 MARK 2 is a little harsh - the latter has more of pretty much everything and looks a lot better too. But admittedly, you are right that it plus an overclocked Ryzen 7 1700 is going to be a hell of a lot cheaper than a Core i7-7820X and the cheapest X299 board.
     
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    Just a shame that Asus isn't implementing the features that cost them nothing on those "cheaper" boards, come on, give us the angled power connector and integrated io shield across the range...
     
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